Author: Misa Rush
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: What do you do when your once charmed life falls to pieces? Karsen Woods's life seems charmed from her handsome boyfriend to her picture-perfect midwestern roots. Away at college, even the necklace she wears serves as a constant connection home - a family tradition created when her grandfather handmade each immediate relative an interlinking charm. Each piece crafted in the shape of a puzzle piece, each one interlinking perfectly together. But when the unexpected death of her mother turns her world upside down, she discovers there is a missing piece of her treasured family tradition and her life as she once knew it may never be the same. Addison Reynolds resides in her posh Manhattan condominium and wraps her personal identity around running Urbane, the magazine empire built by her father. In a moment of haste, Addison divulges her deepest secret to her closest friend Emily - a secret she never intended to disclose. Could one choice, one secret, bond two unlikely women forever?
Review: I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review,
I really enjoyed reading Family Pieces, it was a very cute and light read. It's one of those books that just makes you smile, despite shedding a few tears as well. I really loved the plot of this story, I loved how the puzzle piece necklaces linked the family together and how there was a fun and mysterious twist on this not so unique story. This novel was turley a coming of age read.
I really enjoyed all of these characters, well except for Shady McDouche pants. I found all of the characters to genuinely be nice people. I liked all of the emotions that he characters went through: grief, denial, happiness, sadness and everything else in- between.
This was a great, fluffy contemporary that was a fast and easy read. If you are looking for a coming of age story then look no further. For a debut novel, Family Pieces was very well written. I will be sure to look for more books to come by Misa Rush.
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